I will try to write as often as I can about different things happening at the Estate Sales or about antiques, antiquing, appraisals, and anything else that comes to mind. There will also be tips and information about how to get the best bargains.
Requests for Pre-Sales
I thought I would include an interesting email that I received. Actually it is rather typical and it deserves publishing here. I do want everyone to know what our policy is about pre-sales. We do have it elsewhere on the web site and we mention it quite often at our sales. I just want to state it again.
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 12:05 PM
To: Vivian Duplant
Subject: Re: Estate Sale by Vivian - GREAT ONE!
I am a decorator/dealer. Do yall ever let us shop before you open to the public? Bonnie
Thanks for the email.
Unlike most estate sale services we do not allow anyone to shop early. We have a mailing list of nearly 2,000 customers, many of whom are dealers. We have to be fair to everyone – which is a big reason that our sales are so popular. All of our customers know if an item was in the sale when we got the key to the estate, it will be there for sale when we open the door the day of the sale.
We do give out numbers one hour before the sale starts so it is a good idea to come early.